Body weight alone is not a clear indicator of health or fitness because it does not distinguish how many pounds are fat and how many are muscle. But body composition helps describe the amount (and distribution) of fat and lean muscle tissue in the bo... Read more
Heather (MSUMOMMA) is down 75 pounds and says she's committed to her new lifestyle! Learn how she has maintained her weight loss for eight months and counting.
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OK, you’ve reached your weight loss goal. Congratulations—you’re halfway there! Now all you have to do is make sure you’re one of the 5-10% of “weight-losers” who manage to keep it off over time. So, what are y... Read more
Congratulations on reaching your goal weight! This article will help you figure out how to use SparkPeople’s tools just as effectively to maintain your weight as you have used them to lose that weight in the first place. Make sure you’re... Read more
2 circuit workouts done. I'm so sick of my weight holding me back in life. I'm the biggest I've ever been. So sick of yo yo dieting!!! I want to succeed. I WILL succeed!! There's still a voice in my head telling me otherwise. :(... Read more
When you're close to your goal weight, it will be a slower loss. Just keep paying attention and tracking everything. Maybe drop your carb number and up your protein a little. My mom figured out that she had to cut out red meat and most bread after 4... Read more
Over the weekend, I was sitting on the T (subway) and at one stop a woman got on. Normally, I don't really pay attention to who gets on and off. The reason I noticed her was because she was wearing bright red lipstick. She didn't seem to be wearing a... Read more
I am getting close to where I will need to increase the amount of weights that I use in my strength training. Since I am an absolute beginner I have started out with 3 pound weights. How much should I increase my weights? Should I go up one pound... Read more
I saw this on Dr. OZ the other day and teared up when a women from the audience learned that her life expectancy was only 69 years old. I took the quiz and I'm having my whole family take it. You can find it online at http://calculator.livingto100.... Read more
"Weight loss is really hard---but maintaining that weight loss is even harder!" If anyone out there agrees with this statement; please raise your hand. That’s what I thought. There are lots of hands held high. I... Read more
I’m writing to you as a card-carrying SparkPeople member today! I’m in my third year of maintenance so I’ve learned a few things about both losing and maintaining weight loss. The year is drawing to a close and I think i... Read more
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